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Original Air Date: Nov 11, 2014

Default passwords on webcams

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If you have a security webcam setup in your home or business, you’ll want to pay close attention to today’s tip.

A new website recently launched showing live feeds from thousand of webcams around the Internet that it was able to access because of a simple error made by the owners.

They never changed the default password for the device.

Not only does the site show the brand, default username and password and live stream of the webcams, it also includes a map with the approximate location.

The owners of the site claim that they put the site together to educate the public on this common danger.

Every hacker knows the default password for every device you have in your home, so not changing them increases your exposure to outside access.

Remember, any device you can access from outside your home can be accessed by unauthorized users if you make it that easy.

If you don’t know which devices are at risk or how to change default settings, get some help. This one is too important to ignore